John Stauffer served honorably for 22 years as an Army Warrant Officer concluding as the Chief of the Maritime Operations Branch in Virginia where he provided operational guidance for the training of Army maritime professionals.  During his service, he deployed three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  During this, he also earned numerous awards and recognitions including the Bronze Star. 
Upon retirement from the Army, he joined San Jacinto College as the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Maritime Campus where he oversees both the credit and noncredit maritime programs.  John holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and an MBA from Liberty University.   He has been happily married to his high school sweetheart Melissa for 26 years and they have two adult daughters, Alli and Ashley Stauffer, who are both currently serving as officers in the US Army.  John enjoys running, golfing, traveling and serving his community.